What Are The Side Effects Of Shingles

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...cases, herpes can infect the facial or eye nerves. This can cause outbreaks around the mouth, on the face, neck, and scalp, in and around the ear, or at the tip of the nose. Shingles outbreaks are almost always on just one side of the body. Within a few days, a rash appears on the skin area related to the inflamed nerve. Small blisters form and fill with fluid. Later they break open and develop crusty scabs. If the blisters are scratched,...
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Skin Side effects from taking ATRIPLA

I am one of those that got a very bad side effect from taking ATRIPLA and I can not get it to heal up and it is all over my body and kinda looks like ringworms , shingles and Chicken pots what can be done in this mater
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...If you are having severe and persistent skin reaction (rash) due to the Atripla then consideration of a switch to an alternative HIV regimen is worth promptly discussing with your HIV provider. If you have varicella then Read more »

brain shingles

can you get them ?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This particular Body Forum is exclusively for the discussion of the sideeffects of HIV treatment (antiretroviral therapy). Read more »

What ways can I spread shingles virus

I've recently got Shingles and on day 4 I had two doctors confirm it was shingles. Neither one prescribed meds because it is best to take them during the first 48 hours. So I've been taking Vitamin C,B,E and L-Lysine and etc. My question is... WHAT...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This particular forum is exclusively for the discussion of the sideeffects of antiretroviral (HIV) therapy. Read more »


dear doctor,1 year ago, i developed shingles on my face and eye. it was the worst pain i have ever experienced. i have since healed, but live in fear that it will come back. my doctor told me that i could take FAMVIR 500mg everyday for the rest...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...valaciclovir on a permanent basis. It won't interact with your HIV meds. The potential risk is that of developing drug-resistant shingles from using it all the time. This isn't a huge risk, but it does happen. If your T cells are responding... Read more »
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...month for 500 mg tablets Manufacturer contact: Roche Pharmaceuticals, www.rocheusa.com , 1 (800) 562-6367 Potential sideeffects and toxicity: Most common are diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, vomiting, and nausea. As seen with other... Read more »
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...month for Aptivus only Manufacturer contact: Boehringer-Ingelheim, www.aptivus.com , 1 (800) 542-6257 Potential sideeffects and toxicity: Mostly gastrointestinal-related; mild diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and fatigue.... Read more »
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Cat's Claw (Uña de Gato)

...Claw? What Are the Benefits of Cat's Claw? Why Do People With HIV Use Cat's Claw? How Is Cat's Claw Used? What Are the SideEffects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? How Do We Know It Works? The Bottom Line What Is... Read more »
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...unavailable at press time. Manufacturer contact: Abbott Laboratories, www.norvir.com , 1 (800) 222-6885 Potential sideeffects and toxicity: Most common sideeffects include weakness, stomach pain, upset stomach (nausea, diarrhea, and... Read more »
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raltegravir questions please help me out here

Posted by themushroom, 2 Replies
...into my dna. The Dr's have found that raltegravir inhibits this virus and I am going to start taking it. My question is what sideeffects can I expect and is it well tolerated, It is a little scary being prescribed anti HIV drugs, but I am... Read more »

Fat loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
...dermatologist examined them and told me that it was nothing serious just fat deposits. a few months later, I got shingles on one side of my face and it made things even worse for me, I had to take medication for a while but I can't remember the... Read more »


Posted by butchcat
...area...also with some numbness or tingling. Has anyone out there had the same experience? Wondering if this is just long-term sideeffects or something else going on? Would appreciate any info at all. THANKS!! (cd4 214 VL 700) Read more »

shingle will happen twice or more?

Posted by JHIV130306, 3 Replies
...shingle few weeks ago but it seems recovered,however,i today felt that i have the same symptom of developing shingle the other side of my body!!! will this happen this way? anyone had this situation before? please~~~~i'm so scare~~~what can i... Read more »